Best Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In Baltimore

January 30, 2014 6:00 AM

The Winter Olympics in Sochi will be held from Feb. 7-23, 2014 and promises another year of spirited competition, as well as international exposure of numerous athletes. In support of the individuals and teams, and to join in the camaraderie that often surrounds these events, many will head out to local bars to catch the games. Whether you’re seeking a more intimate or high-intensity sports fan experience, these bars are ready to accommodate. You can count on above-average bar food, fantastic bar specials and countless TV screens for your optimal viewing pleasure.

Charles Village Pub (CVP)
3107 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, Md. 21218
(410) 243-1611

This is one of the best bars in Charles Village with a long-standing history of good service to boot. CVP is a favorite hangout among college students and locals, and has plenty of TVs to catch the games. The extensive menu delivers all of your typical bar foods, but also some originals including sandwich wraps and a diverse offering of clubs that give tribute to the nearby universities. On draft are many sports fans’ favorites, namely Yuengling, Sam Adams and Stella Artois, and there are several locally crafted brews such as Union Duckpin, Raven and Public Works Red Cent. An enjoyable place with lots of spirit, good food and drinks, as well as amiable company, makes CVP a top spot to enjoy the Winter Olympics.

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Pickles Pub
520 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 752-1784

Pickles Pub is a fun, popular sports bar that has developed a knack for capturing all of the excitement of sporting events to make guests feel as if they’re at the game. Open seven days a week and regularly hosting specials and happy hours, this bar is often packed. Luckily there are at least 30 HD televisions so no game time will be missed. Add in the fact that the bar may be filled with delicious aromas like Old Bay wings or fried pickles, and you have a winning combination for any game day.

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David’s 1st & 10 Sports Bar
3626 Falls Road
Baltimore, Md. 21211
(410) 662-7779

For a casual, comfortable sports bar to watch the Olympics, David’s 1st & 10 in Hampden is a perfect pick. The bar offers delicious food and reasonably priced drinks without guests feeling overwhelmed by sports memorabilia. There are also plenty of televisions to watch the games no matter where you sit. Furthermore, the atmosphere and laid-back approach that this bar takes can make it an inviting destination for groups trying to accommodate a wide variety of tastes and backgrounds.

The All Stars Sports Bar
34 S. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 837-7827

Strategically placed television screens that can be seen from any seat in the bar is just one of the many perks of enjoying the Olympics at The All Stars Sports Bar. With surround sound so you don’t miss any announcements or athlete interviews, a projection screen for up-close-and-personal viewing, tasty food and cost-conscious drinks, there is a reminiscence of the coziness of home packed into this downtown bar. Another benefit is that the bar is family-friendly and invites parents to bring their kids to enjoy the games with them. If this wasn’t enough, there are a number of games you can play to keep you entertained in between commercials or that can act as the perfect distraction for the less-attentive sports fans.

Keri Ann Beazell is a Baltimore writer following the latest developments in arts and culture, natural wonders, lifestyle and pets. She enjoys promoting thought-provoking discussions, education, new ideas and smiles among readers. Follow her online at

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